Crawford Claps Back at Teofimo Lopez's Callout War of Words Heats Up
In the latest verbal sparring match in the boxing world, Terence Crawford has fired back at Teofimo Lopez, asserting that the young champion should focus on his own weight class rather than seeking attention from higher-profile fighters. The exchange of words on social media hints at a potential mega-fight brewing between the two.
Teofimo Lopez, the WBO light welterweight champion, recently discredited Crawford’s career wins, alleging that Crawford had defeated handicapped fighters in Errol Spence, Kell Brook, and Jose Benavidez Jr. According to Lopez, all three had suffered injuries at the time they faced Crawford. In response, Crawford took to social media, reminding Lopez to concentrate on the fighters in his own weight class and criticizing his tendency to talk big only when the cameras are rolling.
Crawford emphasized that every time he encounters Lopez, the younger fighter avoids acknowledging him. The seasoned boxer urged Lopez to stay focused on his upcoming opponent, Jamaine Ortiz, and refrain from attempting to secure fights against popular fighters above his weight class. The message is clear – Crawford believes Lopez should earn his stripes in the 140-lb division before aiming for high-profile bouts.
Teofimo Lopez, in his rebuttal, hinted at potential contractual entanglements for Crawford, suggesting he focus on getting out of any agreements with Errol Spence Jr. and Al Haymon. Lopez, currently preparing to defend his WBO 140-lb title against Jamaine Ortiz, is known for his outspoken nature and has been actively drumming up interest in his upcoming fight through interviews and name-dropping.
As the war of words between Crawford and Lopez escalates, fans are left eagerly anticipating whether these verbal jabs will eventually translate into a headline-grabbing showdown in the ring.